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Michael Stephenson keeping your feet on premise while your heads in the cloud January 2014 Entries
Deployment Automation, DevOps and a bit of BizTalk
I should have done a shout out about this ages ago, but if anyone is interested in deployment automation and at a high level touching on how BizTalk played into this for a large enterprise check out the below video.

Posted On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:09 AM

Flowing a Windows Identity through Azure Service Bus Queues
Ive recently written a whitepaper about how you could flow the details of a Windows Identity through Windows Azure Service Bus Queues and then use that on-premise to act as that user when accessing downstream resources.The paper shows a walk through of setting up a complex scenario involving protocol translation, and kerberos multi-hop delegation to get the message from a queue with the identity associated and then to flow the identity through 2 WCF hops and then to impersonate the user when accessing ......

Posted On Friday, January 24, 2014 12:05 PM

Keeping up with the Jones’s in the Cloud
Been meaning to blog about this topic for a while and it's an area that I've been wondering if it will come up in the future as a governance challenge for organizations using the cloud. Let's consider the problem from the pre-cloud days in an enterprise scenario. The Challenge in the past Imagine that I am writing a WCF service which is running on premise to integrate with a line of business application. In the code I am using .net 4.0 developed with Visual Studio 2010 and I choose to reference a ......

Posted On Friday, January 24, 2014 9:56 AM

RabbitMQ for .net Developers Part 2
My recent course on RabbitMQ for .net Developers part 2 has just gone live on Pluralsight


Posted On Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:59 AM

Architectural Thoughts on JSON from a BizTalk Perspective
I wrote this article a while back and Saravana has been kind enough to publish it as a whitepaper through BizTalk 360's whitepaper gallery.Its a discussion around JSON and BizTalk and some of the things BizTalk people need to think about as the use of JSON with BizTalk increaseshttp://go.biztalk3... a big thanks to my friends Richard Seroter, Steef-Jan Wiggers and Kent Weare for reviewing itBe great to hear what people think ......

Posted On Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:26 AM

Considerations for Logging in Hybrid Integration Solutions
As many of my readers will know, I've been doing a lot of work around Hybrid integration solutions over the last few years involving Windows Azure Service Bus and various other technologies. One of the challenges which comes up in any architecture is how do you manage and implement logging. Well if you consider that we are now often building globally distributed applications in various data centers which we own, or data centers which we rent from cloud providers, this logging challenge is now even ......

Posted On Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:20 AM

Log4net Azure Service Bus Appender
In this post I wanted to explore the options around building a Windows Azure Service Bus appender for log4net (sample download). This would allow me to publish logging events outside of my application to an internet scale messaging system which can then provide opportunities to centrally store or process messages from all of my applications. This article is part of a few articles I will write while playing with the architectural idea of the centralized logging based on Azure Service Bus but in this ......

Posted On Thursday, January 2, 2014 5:15 AM

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